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  • ALICE and other plays for Children. With eight original plates and four picture initials by Mary Sibree, and original and adapted music by FREILIGRATH-KROEKER, Kate (Lewis Carroll)
    FREILIGRATH-KROEKER, Kate (Lewis Carroll)
    ALICE and other plays for Children. With eight original plates and four picture initials by Mary Sibree, and original and adapted music

    Edition: First American issue

    New York & London: Scribner & Welford / W. Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, 1880. Octavo, dark green pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in black, gilt and blind. pp viii, (297) + frontispiece and 7 other plates. All edges gilt. Splits to cloth at joints neatly repaired; moderate wear to spine ends; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover not showing much but having caused slight swelling of the cloth inside and out; light 1881 ink gift inscription at front; partial crack to front inner hinge neatly repaired; light offset yellowing to endpapers and Dedication leaf; ink name on blank recto of frontispiece; damp stain to about half the frontispiece and title leaf, leaving a pronounced tide mark;…

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    New York & London: Scribner & Welford / W. Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, 1880. Octavo, dark green pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in black, gilt and blind. pp viii, (297) + frontispiece and 7 other plates. All edges gilt. Splits to cloth at joints neatly repaired; moderate wear to spine ends; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover not showing much but having caused slight swelling of the cloth inside and out; light 1881 ink gift inscription at front; partial crack to front inner hinge neatly repaired; light offset yellowing to endpapers and Dedication leaf; ink name on blank recto of frontispiece; damp stain to about half the frontispiece and title leaf, leaving a pronounced tide mark; a few scattered damp stains in margins, scattered light foxing; in all, just a good copy, but not really worn, now tight in the binding, clean. The play version of Alice is in two acts and occupies pp 1-64. Also contains Snowdrop, The Bear Prince, and Jack and the Princess Who Never Laughed, plus many pages of music. See Lovett 895-96. who lacked the first edition. A fairly scarce book, much scarcer than the 1882 companion volume of Alice Thro' the Looking Glass and other fairy plays for children.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40779
    View cart More details Price: USD $150.00 USD $135.00
  • THE WESTMINSTER ALICE. Illustrated by F. Carruthers Gould by MUNRO, Hector H. ("Saki") (Lewis Carroll)
    MUNRO, Hector H. ("Saki") (Lewis Carroll)
    THE WESTMINSTER ALICE. Illustrated by F. Carruthers Gould

    Edition: First Edition

    No place (London): Westminster Gazette, no date (1902). Squarish octavo. pp 44, (4, ads), stapled, in pale green paper covers. Covers neatly reattached at spine; front cover has some creasing. both covers have light foxing and sunning; crease to lower outer corner of title leaf; long tear to blank bottom margin of pp 25-26 very neartly repaired; a VG copy otherwise, no owner names, of a fragile and amusing take-off on Alice in Wonderland and British politics. The paper issue preceded the cloth issue and is much scarcer.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 40765
    View cart More details Price: USD $200.00 USD $180.00